Chocolate Cosmos

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Choca Mocha' Asteraceae

Other names

Black Cosmos, Black Dahlia

Growth habit

Herbaceous

Perennation

Cultivated as annual

Native distribution

Mexico

Location

Robison Herb Garden

Source of plant

Select Seeds

Description

This selection is more compact and flowers summer to fall. Maximum flowers in areas with warm days and cool nights. Grow in regular to rich well-drained soils; avoid wet clay soils as they may rot in such conditions. Develops a tuberose root that can be overwintered like dahlias in damp sand in a cool area. Keeping over will result in more robust plants the following years.

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

Special characteristics

fragrance